|We found Tower Bridge!|
I don't know about you but usually when I'm in London for the day, it's because there are things planned. Sometimes lunch can pass you by (unless that's one of your plans!) and I have to admit, on more than one occasion I've ended up with an... ahem... boots meal deal or even worse, a McDonalds.
Pod recently invited me to try their fast, healthy food and the timing was perfect with this trip coming up. They have outlets all over London, varying from pop-in shops to sit down cafes and their food and drink offering is focused on being healthy, fast and seasonal. Think Pret a Manger but more interesting.
We went along to the one on King William Street, very central and perfectly located for our plans. Inside, the place was already busy when we got there at around 12ish. The set up is similar to Pret - self service chiller cabinets packed with salads, sandwiches, pre-blitzed smoothies and healthy snacks. There is also hot food available to order at the counter.
Whenever I see Cawston drinks I have to get them because they are great - and the rhubarb and apple is my absolute favourite. That said, I did have a spike of jealousy when I saw what Dave chosen - a beautiful green and yellow smoothie full to the brim with kiwi, mango, banana and other treats. Next time we visit a Pod, I'm definitely getting one of those.
I think Pod's main audience is probably office workers and commuters, people rushing between places and looking for something healthy to eat for breakfast or lunch and they have a bike delivery service to local businesses which I'm sure is extremely popular If I worked in central London, I'd definitely be a frequent visitor to Pod. They've got the balance spot on and despite being a big company with high turnover of goods, their food remains fresh, seasonal and interesting.
*Pod invited me to dine at their King William Street store and we did not pay for our lunch. That said, as is always, I have been wholly honest in this review*